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How To Add Blockchain Exposure To Your Stock Portfolio

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Blockchain technology has morphed from a popular fintech buzzword into a technology that has become applicable to solve real world challenges. However, at this point in time, the majority of blockchain solutions are still...
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October Effect gripping the Financial markets yet again?

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For us October is a transitioning month from Fall to Winter with the beautiful colors in the backdrop, but for the Financial markets it has historically been a "scary" month with most of the...
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The Network Value to Transactions (NVT) Ratio: A Breakthrough for Cryptocurrency Valuation

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“Price is what you pay, value is what you get.” Warren Buffett. Although we are currently in the midst of a major market correction, the last few years have seen a dramatic surge in the...
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Climate Change, ESG and the Quest for Better Data

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After what feels like another incredibly hot summer across many parts of the planet, the latest findings from S&P Global suggest that US companies are taking note of the effect that climate change is...
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Breaking down the Investing styles of four different Generations

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We live in interesting times - a crossroads where four generations make up the changing demographics of the evolving global economy. This has not only given rise to the new tech- enabled model of...
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Are Social Stock Exchanges (SSE) the future of Impact Investing?

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It is heartening to see how slowly but surely, the global focus of the private sector is shifting towards the collective societal well-being & preserving of the environment. These issues have taken center stage...
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Cryptos hope of a recovery waning & Stocks volatility spooks investors

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The week started off on optimism of a trade truce between the two biggest economies of the world (U.S/China), but the dead-cat bounce in the Equity markets quickly reversed direction to end the week...
Data

Guide to Using Free Alternative Datasets to find Trading Ideas

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Alternative Datasets Traditional metrics used when making investing decisions while broad, tend to come from the same set of data points: Financial metrics, Business Operations, Competitor Performance, etc. Alternative data extends the definition of data...
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Turbulent Times at Boeing

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Boeing has had a turbulent second and third quarter this year. It was related to the worldwide grounding of the Boeing 737 Max following two fatal 737 Max crashes that were blamed on new...
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It’s not just the Crypto Winter anymore…

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Things in Cryptocurrencies are as chilly right now as the winter gets up here in Canada. But here's the thing... the carnage that started in the digital coins has now spread over to other...
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Early-stage is not about speed

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I’ve long been wanting to write about speed. I am developing my 4th startup in solo mode, and I cannot go fast :-). Is it an issue? A common perception is that speed is what...
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SAFE: Great (Esp For Entrepreneurs), As Long As Done Safely

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Simple Agreement for Future Equity, or SAFE, is an increasingly popular instrument for fundraising especially at the earliest stages of a startup. SAFEs were really formalized by Y-Combinator in late 2013 (more on their...
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Headliners: JPM’s Interbank blockchain, FB & TSLA troubles and Fed’s Dot Plot

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Another week of interesting developments in the Financial markets so let's get right to it. Let's start off with my favorite - Cryptocurrencies. Although the price action in the digital assets dictated sustained gains...
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Cryptos recovery still elusive as Dovish FOMC fuels Stock gains

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It was slim pickings for the Cryptos in the financial markets as the grind lower continued. With interest now diverted towards other digital assets like the tokenized securities, stable coins & cross border digital...
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Impact Investment for the Future

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For some, making money is the be-all and end-all of the investment game. Be it securities, commodities, cryptocurrency, or real estate, the goal remains the same – to create the largest return on your...
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It’s Time To Think About Scalability

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88% of small business owners say they hope to increase their revenue in the next year- but many aren't sure exactly how to make that happen. For businesses with fewer than ten employees, scalability...
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Technical Setups – Forex

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Greenback has started the week on weaker footing but it will all come down to the general risk sentiment in the financial markets. If it turns sour with the impending additional tariffs by the...
Startups

Startups And Saying No To A Large Investor

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Hot startups are often thought of that way because of who is involved and how bold the idea is. And they get disproportionate and arguably undue attention. If you are finding yourself in that...
Invest

12 Simple Rules to Start Investing in Stocks

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How to invest and not lose a shirt doing it? The thing is people who never invested money are afraid to do so. It may look too hard to start. Too complicated. Intimidating. It...
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Ponzi Financing, Negative Interest Rates and Bitcoin, Part 2

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In Part 1, we analyzed the Ponzi financing model, and further study the paradigm shift of the three financing models. Today, we discuss the investment logic of hedging and Ponzi, as well as the...